Sunday, June 6, 2010
Ghostape has some killer remixes to his credit of late. The Ghostape sound is very driven by a World music feel that is built around layers of percussion. That itself is enough to make his sound unique, but he also has an incredible sense of melody that makes his work extra special. First up is his remix of what is sure to be on repeat all summer long for me, Koralleven's The Truest Faith. I actually heard this remix before I heard the original and I really love the way the track slowly builds through layers and layers of thick percussion to this lovely melody that doesn't quite sound like the original track, but captures the rich melody of the song so well. In fact that really cut n' paste approach where you break the melody down to it's barest parts reminds me of SebastiAn in some ways, and that's about as big a compliment as you can dole out when it comes to the world of electronic music.
Now, the Sinner DC is a nice contrast as it sounds so ominous in some ways but you still see a few of the same staples: heavy on the percussion, very 'World' feeling, and melodies broken to the barest essentials. And yet it all sounds so full and rich. Needless to say, Ghostape is someone to keep an eye on for the future. He's been previewing some works in progress on fairtilizer and they sound really damn good, so look for those to be posted in the near future.